Politico unfairly portrays Santorum’s comments on Sarah Palin and CPAC

**UPDATED**

Andy Barr of Politico wrote a story earlier today alleging that “Rick Santorum knocked Sarah Palin’s decision to skip CPAC”. Barr continues:

Rick Santorum knocked Sarah Palin’s decision to skip CPAC, saying on Tuesday that she must have “business opportunities” that are keeping her from the annual conservative conference that is a showcase for potential presidential contenders.

“I have a feeling that she has some demands on her time, and a lot of them have financial benefit attached to them,” Santorum told conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, who hosts an online radio show on Glenn Beck’s website.

Santorum added that Palin has “other business opportunities” — implying her paid speeches were the former Alaska governor’s priority. …

Santorum — the father of seven children — also said that Palin has “other responsibilities,” such as raising her children, that he doesn’t.

“I don’t live in Alaska and I’m not the mother to all these kids and I don’t have other responsibilities that she has,” he said

Wow sounds like he’s really ripping into Sarah Palin for ditching CPAC, until you hear what he said and the way he said it:



Sounds like to me he wasn’t ‘knocking’ her at all, but suggesting that her missing CPAC was justifiable since she’s so busy and has a large family. If anything it was just an off the cuff answer. I didn’t detect any ill-will, but of course I wasn’t looking for it like Andy Barr.

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UPDATE: Rick Santorum responds on twitter:

This article is garbage.All I said was- she is VERY busy, PERIOD. Reporter trying to create something out of nothing http://politi.co/gJ4ARo

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Vince Kasten
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Vince Kasten

S. E. Cupp is conservative??

Fwj60
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Fwj60

I don’t believe the fact that he uses financial opportunity twice is a coincidence. He was clearly trying to push the idea that Palin is about money. It was clearly a dig at Palin.

Davisnobull
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Davisnobull

Really? Really? That’s a news story? That’s dissing Sarah Palin. Where are you guys getting your drugs, because they must be amazing and I want some.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Santorum dissing Palin is news. Yes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Santorum dissing Palin is news. Yes.

JackSheet
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JackSheet

Total non story.

Rick said he would go = he lives near and nobody is asking him to do paid speeches.

As Rick said “he doesn’t live in AK” so he could go easily Sarah has to fly 2500 miles.

As Rick said “her other opportunities are paid” ie CPAC is not paid and Sarah is in high demand as a speaker.

Where is the controversy I am not seeing it?!

Annie
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Annie

I’m not seeing it either.

lea
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lea

in my household both the da and the mom (me and my spouse) have jobs and care for the kids. This was sexist !

Jeffxyz27
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Jeffxyz27

The Politico is run by a bunch of assclowns

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Some of you may remember, others likely not, but Santorum stated in April 2003, that there was no right to privacy in the US Constitution.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

That’s an abortion argument. He’s not wrong, either. I’ve been listening to Mark Levin long enough to know that the Constitution is a helluva lot more complicated than most of us would like it to be.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Actually it was on the topic of a challenge to a Texas sodomy law. However, I would point you to the Fourth Amendment, it’s pretty clear.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

It’s always about abortion. It’s where all these types of arguments lead. I agree we have a right to privacy. But it’s really not in the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say anything about it. It comes from court decisions, sort of the same way separation of church and state is an interpretation. I’m not arguing with you. I think it is there, implied or not, but legal arguments are a world away from facts when it comes to The Constitution. I was watching O’Reilly last night and they were talking about a woman who insulted her boss on Facebook and got fired. She sued and won. She got some money or something. Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is supposed to be a lawyer, said she won because of the First Amendment right to free speech. Huh? You have no free speech rights at work. The First Amendment only applies to the… Read more »

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

That is precisely why I avoid lawyers,double speak (legalese) is their stock and trade, simple issues and clear cut statements convoluted with language until it means what they believe it should. My point in mentioning the Fourth Amendment is that if its words are read in “the ordinary context” it is a clear cut statement of the individual’s right to privacy. I have never been a fan of Santorum or any “career politician” regardless of political affiliation, as it seems that they all begin to lose touch with what their job actually is. I really believe that any politician should not serve any more than two terms.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

I don’t know about the term limit thing. I want Michele Bachmann and Paul Ryan there until their teeth fall out.

But I guess you’re right. One Anthony Weiner does more damage than the good 10 Paul Ryan’s do so I guess term limits are a good thing in the end.

It’s too bad we can’t count on the electorate to vote intelligently and weed out the bad ones. But we can’t.

Annie
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Annie

We voted for term limits in our Montana legislature, and it ends up the only ones who really know how to run our state are the state employee bureaucrats. If I get a chance to revote this issue, I would vote against term limits. Our legislature meets only every other year, and it takes a house rep 2 terms just to figure out how things work – then they are done. Sticky issue.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I think it applies to many things, not just abortion. I have heard it applied to sexual behavior as well. I think it is a reasonable expectation in a civilized society and that our forefathers and founders would never think to question it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I think it applies to many things, not just abortion. I have heard it applied to sexual behavior as well. I think it is a reasonable expectation in a civilized society and that our forefathers and founders would never think to question it.

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Jackie
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Jackie

I love you, Rick and I love Sarah, too!! Was very upset with this until I watched the video…your body language and voice showed you did not mean to snub Sarah in ANY way. Thank you for not destroying your reputation so early in the game. These kind of character “exposes” mean a lot to voters, but it also demonstrates how the media can easily ask a question and then warp a candidate’s response into something VERY unintentional, as was obviously done here.

Jackie
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Jackie

I love you, Rick and I love Sarah, too!! Was very upset with this until I watched the video…your body language and voice showed you did not mean to snub Sarah in ANY way. Thank you for not destroying your reputation so early in the game. These kind of character “exposes” mean a lot to voters, but it also demonstrates how the media can easily ask a question and then warp a candidate’s response into something VERY unintentional, as was obviously done here.

Drw232p
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Drw232p

Palin has been sprayed by bullets everyday while helping to facilitate the greatest republican victory in years, while worthless others in our party have stayed back as to not get their hands dirty. Palin will leave all these idiots in the dust when she starts campaigning. Why is it that the person with the biggest cajones in our party is a woman???

Drw232p
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Drw232p

He’s so jealous of Palin he can barely contain himself. I used to like this guy but now he just as worthless as the rest of the republican establishment. GO SARAH!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Wasnt there a time when Politico was middle of the road?

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Wasnt there a time when Politico was middle of the road?

SomeRandomGuy
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SomeRandomGuy

Only lefties think “pursuing business opportunities” sounds like an insult.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you for some random wisdom Some Random Guy. I thought I might be the only person noticing this.

Only from the liberal view, can anything he said be taken as insulting.

Suddenly being a mother and raising children is no longer a badge of honor amongst conservatives and earning money is evil.

Andy Barr gets kudos for his divide and conquer abilities.

I think Palin supports are so shell shocked from the constant smear campaign that they are struggling with distinguishing real insult and contrived insults.

Randy
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Randy

It was a slam. All he had to say was “I don’t know”. But he chose otherwise.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

He should save his money…not electable!

Nancy Neumann
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Nancy Neumann

The reality of the situation seems to be two-fold. Both Santorum and Cupp are being used by Politico to foster yet another feigned controversy surrounding Sarah Palin. Santorum, while he may not have purposely gone out of his way to slam Governor Palin, the “She opted for money” and “all these kids” responses smack of an unconcious derision that does not speak well of a former US Senator.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

Rick Santorum is everything Palin is accused of being. This guy lost his Senate seat in a landslide three election cycles ago and the only thing keeping him in the public eye is the chance he may run for president. He’s got nothing else. He’s a loser in his own state with no hope of winning any primary anywhere, much less the nomination.

But Palin is the one accused of milking the 2012 election to stay relevant. Or to make money. Riiight. Sarah and Todd Palin have already made enough money to live in luxury the rest of their natural lives.

She’s a joke and he’s a serious candidate? Yeah. You know why? She can win and he can’t.

Annie
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Annie

I had to watch this twice. Didn’t see anything wrong with it the first time, read the comments, and still didn’t see anything wrong with it the second time. Sure seems to be a lot of folks assuming Santorum is ‘meaning’ things. It’s time we all start thinking like Ben Franklin – we either all hang together, or we’ll hang separately…

DetroitS
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DetroitS

He’s not being unfairly portrayed. Let’s get real people. As much as I don’t want to say this, Politico got this right.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

If you didn’t want to say it you wouldn’t have said it. I pull that trick on occasion so just sayin’.

DetroitS
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DetroitS

you don’t have to try to analyze my thoughts. They’re essentially right there for you.

Fencemeister717
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Fencemeister717

The left historically has a fassion for twisting Rick’s words. This is only the beginning

dink
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dink

The Right Scoop is right!!
Right ON Brothers!!
‘Ol Andy at Politico is just trying to “Bait Conservatives”.
You are not a master baiter yet Andy! Keep trying.
LEFTIES are running scared
It is comical to watch

PS: Politico is such a disappointing Net-venture, by going hard LEFT.
BTW check out politicos Andy Barr below:

http://images.politico.com/global/090818_andy_barr_250.jpg

Maybe someone told ol’ Andy chicks in DC are hot for lefty dweeb reporters…
(it’s always nice to put a “face” with the drivel you read)

36763
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36763

He really stepped in it. He’s the first to feel how hard it is to run against Palin. As she begins to pick up momentum look for a lot of these type of slip ups from the boys club to happen.

Brian Skinner
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Brian Skinner

I have watched the entire interview and the rest is not much better. He is an arrogant man. If he says what I think he is planning on saying at cpac he better get ready to run afterward and I don’t mean for president.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Well, we’ve got a shoe eater and a poo eater. Thanks dmk. A shoe-poo omelet would sure hit the spot…that is, if the spot was clearly marked and the throw was accurate.

smile

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That was dink, not dmk. It fooled me too, but i looked again knowing dmk wouldn’t like Palin.

dink
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dink

I love Palin !
Palin drives Lefties and liberals so crazy they actually eat their own poo and die.
‘Rest in Peace’ you lefties at Politico.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Very well articulated!

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Rick be trippin’ the light fantastic on a tightrope there…a little. That’s probably why he likes that particular brand of shoe. Helps keep one’s balance on the dreaded highwire, cradles one’s feet in incomparable comfort…and are delicious as an afternoon snack when one find’s one’s foot slipping surrepticiously into one’s mouth.

Oooops, Yummy!

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

LOL!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Andy Barr has a looooooooonnnnnnggggg history of misreporting on all things Sarah.

That’s why he fits in so well at the Politico/Journolister outfit.

More accurately known as Pollutico for the way they pollute the ether with their lies, misrepresentations, and insinuations.

Chris
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Chris

C’mon TRS. I liked Rick also but really, what would you or I have said in the same situation. “She’s in demand she has to pick and choose, I like her stances on Egypt, choosing life, ObamaCare, big gov’t, cutting the budget. Sarah Palin is in a position to make choices and for the 3-4 year in a row she has decided to not go to CPAC. She is obviously a conservative – this is no big deal.” END OF STORY.

What is this crap with his dismissive hand gestures and looking away? Rick, we are NOT stupid; we are done with this type of machine politics CRAP.
My GOD – Lord oh Lord is there one freaking establishment MAN who will MAN up and support SARAH PALIN in any FREAKING way?!?! So Far – no.

Christa Cooper
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Christa Cooper

Sorry, this is the genial stab in the back Santorum is so good at. I have seen him do it before with other people.

He got in the message that she is overwhelmed with her big family, her many financial opportunities, and doesn’t have time for CPAC.

Oh, and she’s way up there in Alaska, where she can’t be connected with what’s going on.

Very cleverly done, but a slam nonetheless.

Ellb_1
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Ellb_1

Where’s the part where he says, “she didn’t do WHAT SHE WAS ASKED TO DO?”

Sexist pig !

voted against carter
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voted against carter

Typical Leftwing-nut libratard progressive dumb-O-cRAT trying to throw mud on Sarah Palin with another republican.

Watch.

This WILL happen more often the closer we get to 2012.

Sarah Palin SCARES the we-we out of the left.

They KNOW she IS ELECTABLE and can, and will beat Barry by HUGE margins if she runs.

So they MUST destroy her in ANY way possible.

Just say’n.

Ira Thurby-Wright
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Ira Thurby-Wright

Um, is it just me, or is there something really wrong with SE’s new hairstyle and the thick framed glasses?! I’m not a fashionista, but it’s distracting in an unflattering way. I wish more talking heads could be like Imus, just roll out of bed and do the show without getting all dolled up.

Ira Thurby-Wright
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Ira Thurby-Wright

I don’t like the way he said “all these kids”. For such a big promoter of family values, Mr. Santorum needs to be extremely careful with how he refers to family issues, to avoid anything even hinting at disparaging motherhood, parenthood, or the family in general.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sarah Palin exclusive on the Brody File.

On the decision not to attend CPAC this year:

“Well, I’ve never attended a CPAC conference ever so I was a little taken aback this go around when I couldn’t make it to this one either and then there was a speculation well I either agree or disagree with some of the groups or issues that CPAC is discussing. It really is a matter of time for me” –Sarah Palin.

http://www.therightscoop.com/sarah-palin-exclusive-on-the-brody-file

SmileyDays
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SmileyDays

Somebody at Politico paid for an Insider Extreme subscription since only members get to see S.E. Cupp’s new TV show.

Snarktorum was outta line and Cupp called him on it.
Anyone looking to win the Repub 2012 nomination will have to either side with BigMamaGrizzly or somehow attempt to take her down.
Rick doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hades of doing either one – he’s wasting his time and money even considering a run.

Shane2813
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Shane2813

Hey RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your STUPIDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

I’m originally from Pennsylvania so I speak from experience when it comes to Santorum. I used to like Santorum, but ever since he went out of his way to support Arlen Specter (back when he was a Republican) I have lost a lot of respect for him. This interview makes my view of Santorum even less. That was a low blow and an unfair shot at Governor Palin. Shame on him!

PhilipJames
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PhilipJames

Do not whitewash this… he did not have to make some comment relating it to MONEY when he did not know…..
does Sarah Palin have to take out a full page ad in the New York Times before people will realize why she is not going to CPAC?
The Iron Dog Race Banquet and Drawing for starting times is on the same day as CPAC. She is naturally going to be at the Banquet with her husband, Todd Palin, 5-time winner of the Iron Dog Race.
This reason was posted on the most visible Sarah Palin web site….. conservatives4palin.com ….back on Feb. 3rd…. here is link for all the lazy people, including Rick’s interns, so they can figure it out themselves.

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/02/cpac-conflicts-with-the-iron-dog-banquetopen-thread.html

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Is your ire at Rick Santorum or Andy Barr? Only Politico and now Palin supporters are making this out to be a big deal. It didn’t sound like anything more than responsibilities on Sarah’s part and perhaps some money making, what’s wrong with that. Isn’t it ok for Sarah to support her husband in making money on his Iron Dog Race.

Are Palin supporters shying away from Sarah being labeled a capitalist, if so why?

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Indeed Sir James! Bravo!

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